Shearman And Sterling

International Trade & Investments

International Trade & Investment




Our International Trade & Investment team works closely with our lawyers around the world on a broad range of regulatory matters for our clients.

Based in our Washington, D.C. office, we offer a rare combination of experience in the regulatory issues involving international trade and investment, including national security reviews by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), export controls, the National Industrial Security Program (NISP), economic sanctions, antidumping and countervailing duty law, trade negotiations and compliance, litigation and customs law. With deep experience working with the U.S. Congress in private practice and as senior congressional staff, the team includes seasoned practitioners and litigators as well as former high-ranking government officials who have been counted among the most influential international policy makers in the United States. We handle a wide variety of issues, including:

  • CFIUS reviews of transnational mergers and acquisitions
  • Bilateral and multilateral trade agreements
  • Trade remedy disputes, such as antidumping and countervailing duty cases and safeguard proceedings
  • Customs enforcement matters
  • Economic sanctions and export controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
  • Issues relating to the regulation of foreign investment

Team members have negotiated a range of agreements with the U.S. government on behalf of foreign companies seeking to invest in the U.S. market. We practice before CFIUS; the United States Trade Representative; the U.S. Departments of Treasury, State and Defense, including the Defense Security Service; Homeland Security and Commerce; the International Trade Commission; the U.S. Congress; the U.S. Court of International Trade; the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; the World Trade Organization; the U.S. Supreme Court; and panels established under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).